Monday, January 21, 2008

Why I run - by Yo Burstein

On the Saturday before the marathon, Yo read us a poem that she wrote in honor of our training efforts ... I think this sums it up! Thanks Yo! We couldn't have done it without you!


Why I Run

We woke up early each Saturday
To fill our tummies with Gatorade

As we began our run up Valley Road
We prayed our legs will carry the load

We loved the bond of running in a pack
It helped the stories and the yak

We wanted to quit, we wanted a beer
Where is Water Stop Bob, is he near?

Tommy, Bruce, Katie, Yo & Chuck
They coached us with a great big heart

We run for Honored Heroes we hold dear
And for those far and those who’er near

Johnson Ferry, Columns & Northside Drive
Will I ever survive?

For the hours on the road
You have helped a Leukemia patient’s load

We loved being part of a team
Perhaps fulfilling some kind of dream

I thank you for ALL that you’ve done
And the miles that you’ve run

Especially the money you have raised
Your effort we give praise

Changing Lives One Mile at a Time…
You will be a better person at the Finish Line

Thank you from the bottom of my heart
For being a part of Team in Training!!


Sincerely,

Yo Burstein
Coaching Assistant Team in Training
2008 Phoenix Marathon

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